Carla Fazio

Carla Fazio is an accomplished dance educator, artist and curator who has been bringing dance to schools and community settings for over 15 years.

She holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University.

Currently, Carla is working out of the South Dublin Arts Office, directing the NOISE Moves Youth Dance Festival and Emergence Young Choreographers Programme. She collaborates with Tallaght Community Arts in developing the dance strand for Street Arts Academy. She has been funded to work in the community by dlr County Council, SDCC, and DCC. Carla developed a transition year dance programme at Dominican College Sion Hill.

Prior to relocating to Dublin, Carla taught full time for 6 years as a dance educator in the New York City public school system. During this time, she launched the dance programmes in both of the two schools at which she taught. Her focus is on bringing dance and movement to people who would not normally experience dance.

Carla has presented at numerous dance and education conferences including Dance Research Forum Ireland Conference and the National (USA) Dance Education Conference on best practices in dance in education on topics relating to teaching dance within the public-school system and community. Her academic research is focused primarily in best dance assessment practices. She had the honour of being a member of the New York City Department of Education’s Arts Achieve team. This was a nationally grant funded programme to develop and implement dance assessments for students, who would not normally have formal dance training, within the New York City public school system.

In addition to her work in dance education, Carla has performed at numerous venues in New York City and around the Northeastern United States. Her choreography has been presented at the 92nd Street Y, Frederick Loewe Theatre, The Apollo Theater, and the Sanford Meisner Theatre, in New York City.